The Voyager is a more financially accessible family hauler. Chrysler reintroduced the Voyager to its lineup for 2020 as a replacement for more basic trims of the Pacifica minivan. The Voyager competes with lower-spec variants of the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, and Kia Sedona.
The Voyager is extraordinarily similar to the Pacifica, which is to say it's one of the best minivans on sale. Its standard V-6 is plenty powerful and especially for a minivan, it feels light and eager. Although the infotainment display is smaller than that in the Pacifica, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are much appreciated. It's handsome, too, even without the Pacifica's blingy chrome trim.
The Voyager does, however, miss out on some key features. The Pacifica's new AWD option and revised front grille do not carry over to its more affordable sibling, and neither does Chrysler's clever Stow 'n Go seating. Likewise, power doors and a power liftgate are not available. Those after adaptive cruise control will have to spring for the Pacifica, too, although some driver-assist features are optionally available.
Thankfully, although the Voyager exists as a value proposition to minivan buyers, it avoids feeling cheap. Leatherette armrests and two-tone fabric interior contribute to a stylish cabin, and most plastics are soft rather than hard and scratchy. For a large family seeking a modern minivan but still watching its budget, the Voyager is a no-brainer.
Regardless of trim, the Voyager features a 3.6-liter naturally aspirated V-6 mated to a nine-speed automatic. It does not offer the Pacifica's plug-in hybrid powertrain or optional AWD. The V-6 sends a healthy 287 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque through the front wheels, and fuel economy is EPA-rated at 19/28 mpg city/highway. Our testing of identically powered Pacificas shows the Voyager should be good for 0-60 in 6.7 seconds.
The Voyager is a decent performer in IIHS safety testing, with mostly Good crashworthiness ratings but the lowest possible score of Poor for its headlights. It earns a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA.
Those hoping for driver-assist active safety features should make sure to add the optional SafetyTec package. It includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear park assist with emergency braking.
The Voyager seats seven or eight across three rows, with legroom measuring 41.1 inches up front, 39.0 inches in the second row, and a roomy 36.5 inches in the way-back. In terms of cargo volume, the Voyager offers 32.3 cubic feet behind the third row, 87.5 with that third row folded down, and a capacious 140.5 cubes with all the seats down.
In either of its two available trims, the Voyager features an infotainment system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard. Every Voyager includes a six-speaker system; to get a premium audio setup, you'll have to upgrade to a Pacifica. A 3.5-inch instrument cluster display is also standard.